Terms you should know
The terms that you need to understand are defined here.
|Domain||Defines the management scope for tenants, services, and resource pools.
A domain consists of one or more z/OS systems. A domain can include z/OS systems from more than one sysplex.
A z/OS system can be in a single domain or in multiple domains that are managed by a single instance of z/OSMF. A cloud domain is defined by a z/OS system programmer who acts as the landlord. Each cloud domain is assigned one or more middleware system programmers who act as domain administrators.
A base z/OSMF configuration includes one domain by default — the default domain.
|Resource pool||Identifies the z/OS resources that are required by a z/OS software service. In a cloud domain with multiple tenants, the resource pool defines the scope of resource sharing and resource isolation. For example, a resource pool can define a range of dedicated IP addresses or ports for each tenant.|
|Tenant||Defines the group of users who have the authority to provision software instances.
A tenant consists of a user or group of users that have contracted for the use of specified services and pooled z/OS resources that are associated with the services in a domain.
A base z/OSMF configuration includes one tenant by default — the default tenant.
|Landlord||z/OS system programmer||Defines the cloud domains and the associated system resources for the cloud. The landlord also designates one or more users as domain administrators.|
|Domain administrator||Middleware system programmer||Manages a domain. The domain administrator is responsible for defining services, tenants, and resource pools for the domain, and managing the relationship across tenants, services, and resource pools.|
|Resource pool networking administrator||Network administrator||Manages the resource pool for the networking resources in the cloud, such as network configuration policies.|
|Resource pool WLM administrator||Performance administrator||Manages the resource pool for the WLM resources in the cloud, such as WLM policies.|
|Security administrator||Security administrator||Maintains the installation's security manager, such as RACF.|
|Template approver||System programmer or security administrator||Responsible for approving the pending approval records that are associated with the template.|
|Consumer||Application programmer||Has access to the software services and resource pools for a tenant. This user can provision a software services instance by using a software services template, and can manage the lifecycle of a software services instance.|
|Instance, or software services instance||Represents software that is provisioned by using templates.|
|Template, or software services template||Represents a z/OS middleware or a z/OS middleware resource service. A template consists of workflows and input variables that can be used to provision z/OS software, actions that can be used with the provisioned software (the instance), and documentation.|